Conrad LaVar Facer

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Our loving husband and father, Conrad LaVar Facer, 82, died Aug. 9, 2014, in Washington, Utah. He was born June 15, 1932, in Smithfield, Utah, to Lester E. Facer and Rosabel Bingham. He married Karlene Hyer on Oct. 27, 1949, in Pocatello, Idaho.
He graduated from North Cache High School. He obtained a bachelor's degree in education from Utah State University. He taught at Westside High School in Dayton, Idaho, and at Smithfield Elementary in Smithfield.
He moved to Lompoc, California, in 1964 and received his master's degree in education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He taught elementary school and junior high in Lompoc and spent the rest of his career as a reading specialist at Hapgood Elementary.
He served in the Korean War with the Smithfield, Utah National Guard. He was with the National Guard and Reserves for 32 years, retiring as a Warrant Officer.
He was an active and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in many callings. He served many years on the High Council, served as bishop twice and served a mission at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
He is survived by his wife Karlene, children Christine (John) Watkins, Garry Facer, Terri (Bryce) Stromberg, Connie (Bryce) Kelly, Patty (Ken) Tuttle and Rick (Cori) Facer; brother Wade (Norma) Facer, sister Rosalyn Hansen, sister-in-law Mabel Facer; as well as 28 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
He loved farming, fishing and traveling.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Washington Fields Stake Center, 1295 S. 3000 East, St. George, Utah. A viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the same location. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the Smithfield Cemetery Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Smile Train ( or 800-670-5294). Condolences may be shared at Arrangements under the direction of McMillan Mortuary 435-688-8880.


Funeral Home
McMillan Mortuary
265 W Tabernacle St Saint George, UT 84770
(435) 688-8880
Funeral Home Details
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2014
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